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The Borges Labyrinth – Fondazione Cini

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011


To mark the 25th anniversary of the death (14 June 1986 – 14 June 2011) of the celebrated writer Jorge Luis Borges, the Fundación Internacional Jorge Luis Borges and the Giorgio Cini Foundation will present to Venice

Exhibition le Arti di Piranesi Architetto, incisore, antiquario, vedutista, designer.

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

9abf83521a7b73d459eb63db1da8dfbbOn show works of the great eighteenth century Venetian artist Giambattista Piranesi as presentation of many of his arts: architect, antiquarian, archaeologist, engraver, designer and taste creator.
Along with the 250 original prints there are reproductions of many of the objects projected and never created by G. Piranesi such as a vase, a candelabrum, a teapot, a chair, two tripods, an altar and a marvellous chimney.
There will also be the 3d simulation of “Carceri d’Invenzione”, a model made by De Lucchi of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Priorato in Rome (the only construction Piranesi created in his life) and 3D views of Rome by Gabriele Basilico, that are the photographer’s tribute to the great master.

Exhibition “Sebastiano Ricci. The triumph of the invention in the Venetian XVII century”. Until July 11th.

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Venus and cupid after Sebastiano Ricci

This initiative is considered the most important of the acivities that Regione del Veneto and the Foundation Giorgio Cini (through the Regional Committee) have organised to celebrate, after 350 years of his birth, the figure, the genius and the works of Sebastiano Ricci, ingenious precursor  of the Rococo in Italy and in the most important european centers.